The Doors, Mac Demarco, Nick Cave, The Growlers
The Duke - Lead/Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals Band- Christian Driscoll - Lead/Rhythm Guitar Ben Smith - Bass Guitar, Back Up Vox Sean Graham - Percussion, Rhythm Guitar Jeremy Hindmarsh - Drums Alex Robertson - Organ, Keys Stefani Limov - Back Up Vox, Tambourine Karin Griffin - Violin
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The Duke is a psychedelic blues troubadour with an addiction to Rock and Roll. His music is a collection of Blues, 60's Psych, Country, Folk and Modern Rock that combined creates a collage of bouncing rhythms, dirty psychedelic guitars and smooth baritone crooned catchy melodies. Hailing from the city that brought you The Bee Gees, a little place called Redcliffe just north of Brisbane, Australia, he played in a series of local bands before deciding to go it alone and moving to the big city to start his solo expedition as The Duke. Integrating his love for vintage sounds with his desire to build on modern influences, the music has an unique dark twist to it, like "blood and honey" a lil sweet and a lil dangerous with social commentary and poetic sarcasm that shines brightly throughout his lyrics. And Now after months of playing live at numerous venues, festivals, states, tours and showcases and Crafting an exciting and intimate live show that ranges from long sporadic rock and roll psychedelic jams to solo acoustic songs, recording a song for a compilation charity album. He is now gearing up to release a series of singles from his debut EP. Recorded at Sydney's infamous studio, "Studios 301" and finished off at Bernard Fanning's beautiful Byron Bay studio he shares with producer Nick Didia " La Cueva "the songs were produced by engineer/producer Dan Frizza who has worked with the likes of Ash Grunwald, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd and are going to be released on Independent label MOJO Records. Stay tuned for local and east coast tour dates of Australia for his up coming single launch of his debut single " Summer Rain".